Vaughan keen but role nowhere near


Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Michael Vaughan has denied he is “anywhere near” to becoming director of England cricket, but reiterated his keenness at potentially being part of the new board regime.

Vaughan revealed on Friday he spoke with England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison about various issues around the game, though the matter of who will be offered the role remains an open one.

With the likes of Andrew Strauss and Alec Stewart also linked after Paul Downton lost his job as managing director earlier this week, Vaughan will have some stiff competition should he fully throw himself into the reckoning.

But, for now, the former England captain and Ashes winner is keeping his cards relatively close to his chest, telling the Daily Telegraph: “I am certainly not in a position to be anywhere near to being appointed because I don’t know what the job is.

“Until we know what it entails I, like all the other candidates, have to look at it and see whether it is for me.

“I like the way (Harrison) works and his vision for the game and he and Colin Graves will be the perfect partnership. But nothing has changed as far as I am concerned.

“I am keen to talk to them when I understand more about what the role will be and what skills are required.”

The new role is expected to be geared towards performance rather than administration duties, seemingly a good fit for Vaughan, who in his many media roles is never shy of expressing ideas to improve English cricket.

In that respect though, while admitting to an hour-long conversation with Harrison, Vaughan added: “I have not got a clue what the role is, what they are looking for or what the parameters are.

“I had a good chat with Tom which was just about general stuff. It was just a chance to meet up and have a chat and try and kick around a few ideas.

“It was away from England stuff. It was about the game, the structure and Twenty20 – everything.”

Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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